Advanced River Rescue 5/30-6/2/2024

Advanced River Rescue 5/30-6/2/2024

Price: $995.00

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River based rescue courses from introductory levels to advanced levels (guide & agency professionals)

Duration 4 days

Intro - May 16-19

Advanced - May 30-June 2

Intro to Rescue 1 - Overview

The course starts with an introduction into the world of whitewater rescue. We will advance into rescue theory and history, gear and equipment, techniques and skill-sets, very hands-on and active throughout. The focus is all based on experiential learning and active scenarios.
Things covered:
⁃ ropes and knots
⁃ Haul systems and anchors
⁃ Modern gear and equipment
⁃ Throw-bag techniques
⁃ Shore based and on water-based rescue techniques
⁃ Communication
⁃ Incident command system
⁃ Rescue structure
⁃ Hazards obstacles
⁃ Access and egress

Advanced Rescue - Overview;

This course is for individuals that have white water experience and/or have taken a beginning course in the past. One should know your knots and basic theory. Be familiar with everything taught in a basic course. Boating skills are helpful as we will be in and around the river for over half of the instruction.

Things covered:
⁃ Modern hardware and equipment
⁃ Tyrolean traverse and tension diagonal
⁃ Strong swimmer
⁃ Live bait techniques
⁃ Body wrap, pin, extraction,rescue and recovery
⁃ Scenarios, scenarios, scenarios
⁃ Basic backcountry medical
⁃ Psychology of rescue team and rescue target
⁃ Basic legal

A Certification of completion is provided and class size is limited. We will also assist those interested in finding work as river guides for the upcoming rafting season, either with High Country Expeditions or one of our many partner Outfitters in the Northwest.

The cost of this 4 day course is $550.00. This includes travel, instructors, instructions, literature, all boating, rescue equipment.

To get more information and a copy of our enrollment form please contact us by phone at 541.822.8288 or via e-mail.

We look forward to sharing an exciting and educational river adventure with you!

Join us for a whitewater rafting adventure. High Country Expeditions offers rafting trips on some of the most beautiful rivers in Oregon and Northern California.

Deposits, Payment Methods & Confirmation:

A minimum 50% deposit or credit card is required to secure a reservation, unless other arrangements have been made. For groups of 12 or more payment is due in full 48 days prior to your trip. After making your reservation, confirmation will be sent out with any additional information you may request. Last minute inquiries are welcome, please give us a call and we will do our best to accommodate you! We accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Cancellations for river trips:

You may cancel your trip 30 days prior to the trip date for a full refund. Cancellations made 29 to 3 days prior to your scheduled trip will result in a $25.00 reservation fee, and a $100.00 per person fee for extended excursions. The balance will promptly be credited back to your credit card. Or, if you would like to reschedule your trip for later in the season, we will work with you to do this and apply the deposit amount to your new trip. We do not offer any refunds after your trip has been rescheduled. Sorry, but no refunds for cancellations made 48 hours or less from the trip date. If you schedule a trip for a group of 20 or more, you may finalize the number of people in your group a week before your trip without penalty. As always, we want to make sure you are happy, and will always work with you to achieve this.


We reserve the right to cancel any excursions due to unsafe water conditions, poor weather, and other circumstances beyond our control. If a trip is cancelled, you may choose to reschedule or we will promptly refund your deposit/payment in full.

Cancellation for schools: You may cancel your enrollment 14 days prior to the date for a full refund with a $50.00 filling and holding fee. Cancellations made 13 to 6 days prior to your scheduled trip will result in a none refund of deposit, any balance will be returned promptly. Sorry, but no refunds for cancellations made within five days of the start of the course.

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